Is it too early for your kid to start thinking about college?

The answer is no. Being prepared will help parents and students with the laborious college application process. Studyville offers these tips to help your child make a great impression:

• Take note of important dates such as college application deadlines, financial aid deadlines, and ACT or SAT testing dates.

• GPA and standardized test scores are critical, so pursue prep courses and tutoring to improve your academic performance.

• Include extracurricular activities, work experience and community service as they are considered in the application process.

• Make a positive presentation. Personal essays and college-specific essays can set your apart.

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